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Pigeon Point Light Station

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Address: 210 Pigeon Point Rd, Hwy 1, Pescadero, CA 94060
Phone Number: 650-879-2120
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Activities: Whale watching, Group tours/walking tour
Description: This historic lighthouse, named after the carrier pigeon, is more than a...
This historic lighthouse, named after the carrier pigeon, is more than a century old.
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Scenic and Interesting; easy side trip if you're in the area

Enjoyed our trip to the light house. It's very easy to get to, just a short road off Highway 1 near Pescadero. There was a display about the history, along with a light house... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Walnut Creek, California
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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed our trip to the light house. It's very easy to get to, just a short road off Highway 1 near Pescadero. There was a display about the history, along with a light house lens in one building, historic photos of the area in the old oil storage building, a couple of viewing platforms to enjoy the scenic pacific as... More 

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Larkspur, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Lease drop by and drop a few bucks to help raise $12 million for a full restoration. It's nice to a break for a few pics and bathroom break.

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Manteca, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Went to see this Lighthouse and you cannot enter into the lighthouse. Disappointed about that. However, the prism, inside the guest area was really nice to see and educational. The staff were nice and out on the deck allowed you to view the Harbor seals from their telescope and binoculars. Even saw a whale spouting and it's tail. I bought... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Thankfully people told us of this place, otherwise we would have never knew it existed. The Pigeon Point Light House is one of the tallest lighthouses in America, and was operational from 1872. Around the light house station are coastal areas, beautiful scenery and a whale-spotting deck. The Lighthouse is closed for repairs since 2001 and may only be viewed... More 

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Appleton, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great place to stop for a break on hwy. 1. Learned a lot about whales and sea lions from the wonderful staff. The day we stopped a whale had made an appearance shortly before we arrived. But, even though we e missed the whale, the education, beauty, and peacefulness was worth the stop. My ten year old daughter liked it... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Decided to do a spontaneous day trip to Pescadero with 2 kids (12 and 15) to hike the Ano Nuevo Coastal Hike. Traffic delayed us a bit so we decided to have lunch first. Drove to Pigeon Point Lighthouse and sat in our of their picnic tables to have lunch with a beautiful view. Walked over to the lighthouse to... More 

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San Dimas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wonderful lighthouse museum and grounds. The point is a great lookout for sealife. There is also a nice gift shop on the premises.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Nice lighthouse, but the beach next to it had a ton of Elephant Seals on it just a short walk to the north.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The lighthouse is nice, but the highlight for us were the marvelous view! I wouldn't go there especially but as a stop on Highway 1 it's definitely worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My family and I really enjoyed this place. It's a nice historical place with an awesome view of the ocean. It also has a nice little trail and access to the beach. Loved it.

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Address: 210 Pigeon Point Rd, Hwy 1, Pescadero, CA 94060
Phone Number: 650-879-2120
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pescadero

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